Do you have a busy schedule that makes it difficult for you to travel to and from a speech therapy clinic?
Have you moved to an area where it’s no longer convenient to come to our clinic, but still want to continue working with your speech therapist at Voz Speech Therapy?
Do you have a chronic illness that makes it difficult for you to travel to your speech therapy appointment?
Or do you just enjoy the convenience of being able to participate in speech therapy for your child or for yourself from the comfort of your own home?
For all of these reasons and more, Voz Speech Therapy offers speech teletherapy services.
We still offer in person speech therapy services for adults and children, so if that’s what you prefer we can still accommodate. But speech teletherapy is a great option for when you are unable to visit our clinic, whatever the reason might be.
Read on to find out more about how speech teletherapy works, or contact us today to book your appointment.
How Does Speech Teletherapy Work?
Broadly speaking, speech teletherapy treatments are almost exactly the same as speech therapy in person.
The main difference, of course, is that speech teletherapy is offered online.
We offer speech teletherapy through video calls, which helps your speech therapist to see the progress you are making, instead of just hearing it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Speech Teletherapy
If you have questions about speech teletherapy, you may find the answers below.
If you don’t find your question here, feel free to reach out and we’ll be happy to help.
Yes, it is. Research has shown that speech teletherapy is as effective as in person speech therapy sessions.
Not necessarily. Some people prefer to meet their speech therapist in person first, but that’s up to you. There are very few cases where you would need to see your speech therapist in person, and if one of those situations happen to come up, we will let you know beforehand.
In most cases, yes. You would bill your insurance for speech teletherapy the same way you would bill in person speech therapy. However, since every insurance plan is different, it’s a good idea to consult with your plan advisor to be sure.
Yes, absolutely. There’s no reason to believe speech teletherapy is any different from regular speech therapy sessions from a health perspective.
From a security perspective, Voz Speech Therapy uses HIPAA compliant systems to ensure your session and data remains private, so it’s as safe and secure as an in person session.
Here at Voz Speech Therapy, we offer speech teletherapy sessions to people who live in Maryland, Virginia, or here in Washington DC.
Why Should I Do Speech Teletherapy?
The decision whether to do speech teletherapy or traditional in-person speech therapy is a personal one. We offer speech teletherapy for your convenience, but there several reasons why you might decide to go with speech teletherapy, such as:
Speech teletherapy sessions are the same length as traditional speech therapy sessions. However, speech teletherapy eliminates the need for commuting.
Depending on how far you live or work from our clinic, doing speech teletherapy can significantly reduce the time commitment.
Doing speech teletherapy sessions reduces the need for you to drive to and from our clinic.
This can cut down on your carbon footprint. It also reduces the wear and tear on your vehicle, if only by a little bit, and that’s always a good thing.
For whatever reason, there are situations where you might not be able to make it to our clinic in person.
If you have severe anxiety as a result of a speech & language disorder, for example, it can create a situation where treatment triggers that anxiety to the point where it becomes inaccessible, speech teletherapy can relieve that.
As well, if you or a loved one is seeking speech therapy for a neurological condition like a stroke or traumatic brain injury, not always the best idea to travel.
Regardless of the reason, if you find it’s too difficult to make it to our clinic, speech teletherapy might be just what you need.
If you begin speech therapy sessions with us, and then move to another area in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia, speech teletherapy allows us to continue working together. This is especially effective when dealing with speech therapy for kids with autism spectrum disorder, since they tend to deal with life changes differently than the rest of the population.
But even if you have never lived in the Washington DC area but you enjoy our approach to speech therapy, it’s easy for you to work with us through speech teletherapy.
This is especially true if you live in an underserved area, or an area where the specific treatment you’re seeking out isn’t offered locally.
Book Your Teletherapy Appointment Today
Are you interested in speech teletherapy for you or a loved one?
Have you always considered speech therapy, but found it too difficult or inconvenient to access in-person?
If so, our speech teletherapy sessions can make it easier for you to get the help you need.
Book your appointment with Voz Speech Therapy today to begin your speech teletherapy sessions with one of speech therapists.